Russia to reduce pilot training to three yearsOctober 13th, 2011 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Transport Ministry has proposed cutting the civil air pilot training programme from five to three years, a ministry source said on Wednesday.
The sector is faced with an acute shortage of personnel, including pilots.
Russia’s Aeroflot CEO Vitaly Savelyev said in September the airline presently requires another two years in additional training for pilots who have completed the five-year programme.
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